Community Outreach
Thursday, April 27th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an film based on the true story of love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer—even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art – and great love – last forever. With Professor Bonnie Boncontrai Read more >

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

With John Childrey 1999’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is an delightful adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. This film version appears to follow word for word Shakespeare’s original masterpiece, only exchanging the time and place of the story from classical Athens to the village of Monte Athena, Italy, at the turn of the Nineteenth Century as the setting for this enchanting version of William Shakespeare’s play, directed by Michael Hoffman. Professsor John Childrey calls many places home as he lived in Richmond (VA), Littleton (NC), Concrete (WA) and Savannah (GA), Charlottesville (VA), Lynchburg (VA), West Lafayette (IN) and since 1977, Coral Springs (FL).  A college … Read more >

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Please join the Palm Beach Poetry Festival as we celebrate and support our local Creative Writing MFA programs. Professors and students from FAU and FIU will gather together for an afternoon of fabulous poetry. Come and hear established and up-and-coming poets, read and perform at this 2nd Annual Program.  The Crest Theater can be cool, so please bring a light jacket or wrap. Read more >

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Save the date! We hope you will join us for our Eleventh year of this much loved and well attended quarterly event. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry round-robin style in Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. Please be prompt as we will start to read at 12:30. The room can be very cool, so please bring a wrap, sweater or jacket for your comfort.   Read more >

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches would like to invite you to an over-the-moon poetry reading! While observing of the moon and stars, we will be reading poetry round-robin style. You are invited to bring up to three single-page poems on the subject of the solar system: planets, moon and stars. The poems can be your own work, or your favorites of other poets relating to the night sky. We will read as many poems as time permits. While a poet is reading, others can view the night sky through the telescopes provided … Read more >

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Holiday poetry reading and sing along at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility Read more >

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us December 7th us for a round-robin poetry reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry informally around the circle in the Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. *Please bring a light wrap or jacket as the room may be cold. **Please be prompt as we will start to read at 12:30. Read more >

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING STORM. SEE OUR DECEMBER 7 EVENT. Join us October 5th us for a round-robin poetry reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry informally around the circle in the Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. *Please bring a light wrap or jacket as the room may be cold. **Please be prompt as we will start to read at 12:30. Read more >

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites all Palm Beach County high school students to send in one original poem. The winner will receive $200 and a pair of tickets to the Sizzling Spoken Word Performance Event featuring The Mayhem Poets: Mason Granger & Scott Raven. The four runners up will each receive $100 and a pair of tickets to Sizzling Spoken Word Performance Event. All winners receive a one-year subscription to Poets and Writers Literary Journal All of the prize-winning poems will be posted on the festival website: palmbeachpoetryfestival.org and will be included in press releases Prize winners will be invited … Read more >

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us to participate in the largest poetry reading in history! Saturday, September 24th, The Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be hosting our fifth annual open-mic in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This is a global happening taking place at the same time in over 800 venues in 115 countries! Poets will read and perform work simultaneously across the planet to promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change, simultaneously across the planet. You are welcome to read your own work or your favorite poems by other poets. Between poetry readings, special guest musicians will play songs for peace. Attendees are welcome … Read more >